Concussion Treatment

Online Course: Concussion Treatment

Discover how physiotherapists can help treat symptoms after a concussion

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Presented by:

Megyn Robertson

Megyn Robertson is a physiotherapy clinician with a special interest in Concussion

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Introduction

A concussion is a functional brain injury with complex and heterogeneous symptom presentation. It should be managed based on the individual presentation. Most concussions resolve on their own in about two weeks. International guidelines recommend an initial period of physical and cognitive rest (48 hours) to allow the individual’s symptoms time to resolve before initiating treatment. If symptoms persist more than a few days, then a referral for comprehensive evaluation and management is suggested, especially if symptoms persist greater than four to six weeks. In this course, you will learn how to apply various treatment approaches with which we can treat a concussion to address the unique cluster of symptoms experienced by an individual patient.

Aims

This course aims to provide insight into various treatment options for symptoms that occur as a result of a concussion

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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